X-Men: Apocalypse - 2016 Movie Discussion
Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:21 PM
Having finally seen the movie...it's not the worst I've seen this year (hell, this week for that matter). bigbot's post on the prior page sums up most of the issues, though I feel there are a lot of really good SEGMENTS in this film, and they do have a fantastic cast all around (even if many are wasted), but the film really never gels into a coherent whole. Definitely feels like the success of Deadpool, The Wolverine, and Days of Future Past have gone to Fox's head (again) and I'm seeing a lot of the same issues that came to plague the franchise around X3 and Origins:Wolverine. Largely, trying to fulfill too many demands and not focusing on making a good FILM. At least Apocalypse gives some decent fan service.
But that Time list is garbage. There are many films WAY worse than most of what they published there. Hell, I'd even be willing to argue X-Men Apocalypse itself was better than Batman v Superman (not like that is saying much). Biggest FLOPS of the year? Sure, but just saying "they're bad" just seems like click baiting and cowing to what "the cool kids" are saying right now.
Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:20 AM
I really wish the deleted scenes were still in the movie. They really added a lot to some of the characters, especially with the scene in the mall. Jean wasn't a robot for all of five minutes. It was interesting enough that I would have watched a movie based solely on that group.
Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:58 PM
It wasn't a horrible movie. It was just sorta... there. Didn't do anything special with its premise, never really felt threatening or "apocalyptic". It was just "another superhero" movie, and one with its fare shake of shaky logic if you think too hard about it to boot.
The only thing the movie had going for it, IMO, was the subplot with Magneto's family. But that doesn't really go anywhere in any satisfactory sort of manner, and the end result is him floating around doing nothing for a good portion of the climax.
Posted 02 February 2017 - 04:55 AM
I liked the fact the movie ended with homages to their 90s era costumes.
A pity that, much like the ending of First Class which gave us "Straight from the Comics" Magneto, the costumes will be abandoned for black leather again as of the next outing.
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